Why Are More Industries Switching From SMS 2FA to Push?
A quick app notification for login requests, or authorization “push” asks the user to confirm an action, such as a two-factor authentication login, a money transfer, or a purchase. Unauthorized queries can be denied in real time by the user. We give your application a web callback with a variety of information you can use as part of your overall fraud detection and product security efforts as soon as they respond to their device.
Unlike SMS, push authentication requests between modern MFA services and each trusted device are digitally signed and fully encrypted, offering significant security advantages over SMS-based verification.
Benefits of Push
Secure Password Replacement
When push authentication is used instead of a password, this less secure authentication mechanism is eliminated. As a result, users are not vulnerable to phishing, man-in-the-middle, or brute-force assaults. Furthermore, undesirable password behaviors such as writing passwords down, repeating passwords, or using simple or common passwords are eliminated.
Push authentication utilizes consumers’ existing smartphones, meaning a low-cost security option that doesn’t require any hardware management. Users can download and install the software on their smartphones with minimal IT engagement in most cases, further reducing deployment costs.
Is Push Notification Authentication a Good Option for You?
Centrally managed 2FA with push authentication is quickly gaining traction as a simple-to-use and safe alternative to standard passwords. Is this technology a good fit for your company? Contact JENLOR today to find out.